PRESS coverage about match-fixing

Fixing allegations reached the Champions League


The investigation held by German authorities on match-fixing across Europe reached the UEFA Champions League marking the game Debrecen - Fiorentina, played October 20th 2009. Italians won by 4-3, 6 goals scored in the first half after terrible defending by both teams (see video below). The confession came by Ante Sapina who was already sentenced in the famous Hoyzer affair in 2005 but after his release from jail in July\'2008 continued the "family" business, Sapina and Marijo Cvrtak named as "head" of a betting syndicate held responsible for manipulating at least 47 football games in the last 2 years. Spokesman of the Bochum District Court revealed for SID that the case involves games in Slovenia, the Swiss Super League, the World Cup qualifier Liechtenstein v Finland (1-1), one game of the Swiss U21 national team. The investigation also goes over several games of VfL Osnabruck, the Europa League games between Basel and CSKA Sofia and Aalborg and Slavia Sarajevo.